Heart of Danville - Who We Are, What We Do, and Where We Are Going

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  • 1. Heart of Danville Main Street Program A proud member of the Danville/Boyle County Economic Development Partnership. A look into who we are, what we do, and where we are going!
  • 2. Who We Are
    • Heart of Danville is a 501-©(3) non-profit organization founded in 1985, becoming an official Main Street Program in 1986.
  • 3. Who We Are Named a Great American Main Street Award-Winning Community by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2001!
  • 4. Who We Are
    • Heart of Danville Mission Statement:
    • The Mission of the Heart of Danville is to stimulate the economic vitality of the Central Business District, while protecting the historic integrity of our community.
  • 5. Who We Are
  • 6. What We Do
    • A Four-Point Approach
    • Design
    • Organization
    • Promotion
    • Economic Restructuring
  • 7. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Design
    • This committee works to create a welcoming environment and to enhance the look and feel of Downtown Danville for residents and visitors.
  • 8. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Design
    • This committee works to create a welcoming environment and to enhance the look and feel of Downtown Danville for residents and visitors.
    • Downtown Clean-up Days
  • 9. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Design
    • This committee works to create a welcoming environment and to enhance the look and feel of Downtown Danville for residents and visitors.
    • Downtown Clean-up Days
    • Streetscape, Wayfinding, and Banners
  • 10. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Design
    • This committee works to create a welcoming environment and to enhance the look and feel of Downtown Danville for residents and visitors.
    • Downtown Clean-up Days
    • Streetscape, Wayfinding, and Banners
    • Historic Preservation
  • 11. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Organization
    • This committee handles the nut and bolts, behind-the-scenes action that is vital to our success. Projects include:
  • 12. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Organization
    • This committee handles the nut and bolts, behind-the-scenes action that is vital to our success. Projects include:
    • Weekly E-News
  • 13. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Organization
    • This committee handles the nut and bolts, behind-the-scenes action that is vital to our success. Projects include:
    • Weekly E-News
    • Volunteer Management
  • 14. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Organization
    • This committee handles the nut and bolts, behind-the-scenes action that is vital to our success. Projects include:
    • Weekly E-News
    • Volunteer Management
    • Public Relations
  • 15. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Organization
    • This committee handles the nut and bolts, behind-the-scenes action that is vital to our success. Projects include:
    • Weekly E-News
    • Volunteer Management
    • Public Relations
    • Fundraising
  • 16. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • This committee focuses on downtown ’s unique qualities and to create a fun, vibrant environment through events and promotions.
  • 17. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • Events: This committee focuses on hosting events that showcase our downtown. Current events include:
  • 18. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • Events: This committee focuses on hosting events that showcase our downtown. Current events include:
    • Lawn Chair Theatre/Film Festival
  • 19. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • Events: This committee focuses on hosting events that showcase our downtown. Current events include:
    • Lawn Chair Theatre/Film Festival
    • Constitution Square Arts Fest
  • 20. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • Events: This committee focuses on hosting events that showcase our downtown. Current events include:
    • Lawn Chair Theatre/Film Festival
    • Constitution Square Arts Fest
    • Trick or Treat on Main
  • 21. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • Events: This committee focuses on hosting events that showcase our downtown. Current events include:
    • Lawn Chair Theatre/Film Festival
    • Constitution Square Arts Fest
    • Trick or Treat on Main
    • Annual Christmas Parade
  • 22. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • Events: This committee focuses on hosting events that showcase our downtown. Current events include:
    • Lawn Chair Theatre/Film Festival
    • Constitution Square Arts Fest
    • Trick or Treat on Main
    • Annual Christmas Parade
    • Eat Drink Danville Series
  • 23. Bridal Hop
  • 24. Lawn Chair Theater/Film Festival
  • 25. Constitution Square Arts Fest
  • 26. Eat Drink Danville: Oktoberfest
  • 27. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • Retail : This committee supports downtown businesses through marketing and events. Activities include:
  • 28. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • Retail : This committee supports downtown businesses through marketing and events. Activities include:
    • Sidewalk Sale
  • 29. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • Retail : This committee supports downtown businesses through marketing and events. Activities include:
    • Sidewalk Sale
    • Downtown Holiday Open House
  • 30. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • The Main Street Promotion approach includes marketing and promoting the district.   Examples: 
  • 31. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • The Main Street Promotion approach includes marketing and promoting the district.   Examples: 
    • Skirt Magazine
  • 32. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • The Main Street Promotion approach includes marketing and promoting the district.   Examples: 
    • Skirt Magazine
    • Insight Cable Advertising Co-Operative program
  • 33. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Promotion:
    • The Main Street Promotion approach includes marketing and promoting the district.   Examples: 
    • Skirt Magazine
    • Insight Cable Advertising Co-Operative program
    • Web and Social Media efforts
  • 34. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Economic Restructuring:
    • This committee works to support local businesses through education and marketing assistance.
  • 35. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Economic Restructuring:
    • This committee works to support local businesses through education and marketing assistance.
    • Hotel Market Analysis
  • 36. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Economic Restructuring:
    • This committee works to support local businesses through education and marketing assistance.
    • Hotel Market Analysis
    • KSD Task Force
  • 37. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • Economic Restructuring:
    • This committee works to support local businesses through education and marketing assistance.
    • Hotel Market Analysis
    • KSD Task Force
    • Business Recruitment
  • 38. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • The Heart of Danville is funded through several different sources:   
  • 39. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • The Heart of Danville is funded through several different sources:   
    • Economic Development Partnership is a substantial supporter        
  • 40. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • The Heart of Danville is funded through several different sources:   
    • Economic Development Partnership is a substantial supporter        
    • Memberships from individuals, families and businesses
  • 41. What We Do
    • Heart of Danville Main Street Program
    • The Heart of Danville is funded through several different sources:   
    • Economic Development Partnership is a substantial supporter        
    • Memberships from individuals, families and businesses
    • Fundraising events and sales of HOD Books
  • 42. What We Accomplished
  • 43. What We Accomplished
    • Completed all goals cited in the 2003 market analysis
  • 44. What We Accomplished
    • Completed all goals cited in the 2003 market analysis
    • Assisted the city in surpassing benchmarks set in “Vision 2020,” set by the City of Danville in the early 1990s
  • 45. What We Accomplished
    • Completed all goals cited in the 2003 market analysis
    • Assisted the city in surpassing benchmarks set in “Vision 2020,” set by the City of Danville in the early 1990s
    • Substantial public and private investments made in the downtown
  • 46. Where We Are Going
    • Nationally-renowned Main Street consultant Stephanie Redman led the Heart through a strategic planning initiative.
  • 47. Where We Are Going
    • After polling 75+ key stakeholders in the Danville/Boyle County Community, Redman presented the data to the HOD Board of Directors.
  • 48. Where We Are Going
    • Through intensive discussion, the board arrived at 4 front-burner strategies for the immediate future of the organization.
  • 49. Where We Are Going
    • Front-Burner Strategies
  • 50. Where We Are Going
    • Front-Burner Strategies
    • Assist the City of Danville in bringing to completion its streetscape and wayfinding projects
  • 51. Where We Are Going
    • Front-Burner Strategies
    • Assist the City of Danville in bringing to completion its streetscape and wayfinding projects
    • Place a greater focus on downtown business development, retention, and recruitment
  • 52. Where We Are Going
    • Front-Burner Strategies
    • Assist the City of Danville in bringing to completion its streetscape and wayfinding projects
    • Place a greater focus on downtown business development, retention, and recruitment
    • Identify blighted and underused property and create a redevelopment and funding plan for adaptive reuse
  • 53. Where We Are Going
    • Front-Burner Strategies
    • Assist the City of Danville in bringing to completion its streetscape and wayfinding projects
    • Place a greater focus on downtown business development, retention, and recruitment
    • Identify blighted and underused property and create a redevelopment and funding plan for adaptive reuse
    • Develop and implement a marketing/public relations/educational campaign that invites and engages key stakeholders across the community about who we are, what we do, and what we are trying to accomplish as an organization
  • 54. Downtown Danville is open for business, and the ‘Heart’ is here for you.
  • 55. Your ideas, input, and volunteer efforts are ALWAYS welcome.
  • 56. Contact Us! For information on how you can become involved in the Heart of Danville Main Street Program, contact Executive Director Julie Wagner at (859) 236-1909 or julie@downtowndanville.com
  • 57. Your participation makes the ‘Heart’ beat strong!
  • 58. Help us spread the word that . . .